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don't try this at home

NB: When the foot of the stepladder you are using to try to get a kid's hula hoop out of a pear tree sinks into the earth, you will fall down on top of the collapsing stepladder.

This hurts.

And of course my bad shoulder was already killing me from two hours of dog brushing, which feels about like stabbing myself with an ice pick through the left shoulder blade.

(No fears: it was only about a three foot fall, and I am sturdy. Just scraped up, no lasting damage.)

We eventually did get the hula hoop back with some duct tape and a weeding hook. Now I'm going to put some ice on my bruises and take a couple of naproxen.

Darn you, Discipline, that dictates that I cannot treat them internally with scotch.

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Ouch! In a bit of synchronicity, we got rear-ended today (mild damage only), and I have foolishly quit drinking. Virtual scotch for both of us. Five aspirin and some serious sitting around has done wonders so far. Hoping your results are as good.
Uff da Sam. Hang in there.
Oh, I know that ice pick and dislike it muchly. But duct tape FTW.

*clacks her bottle of naproxen to yours in toast*

Remember, bursitis is for life, not just the holidays!!
Aiee! (Or, in another variant, ufda.) So glad it's nothing more than an owwie, but dammit it's an owwie. Fast recovery, hugs.
Ouch! Falling off a ladder, even a short way, is not good. I hope the bruises heal quickly.

I'm glad you were victorious in the end though. Improvised hoop retrieving tool FTW!
Ouch! My sympathies. And I can't even suggest tea.
Duct tape solves EVERYTHING. Now you know that, so you don't have to fall off more ladders. My sympathies. If it makes you feel better, I'm finally getting around to reading Grail, and enjoying it a lot.
Minus the hula hoop, that is basically the way that I broke my raduis & ulna at age 6. I am glad that you skipped the breaking part.

-Nameseeker